Backlog product overview
Backlog is a collaborative project management platform for teams that want higher productivity, greater visibility, and simple project tracking. From creation through maintenance, the platform empowers developers to deliver high-quality software. It allows teams to monitor what everyone is working on at a glance and ensure a balanced workload.
Developers use Backlog’s unique feature set to track and release software products. The solution streamlines coordination across the company to build, design, and promote releases. It also collects feedback and monitors bugs to improve for the next iteration. Moreover, Backlog provides version control and bug tracking, allowing teams to spend on other resources.
Pros of Backlog
- The software’s Wikis, custom fields, and file sharing enable teams to store and check history right in issues.
- It keeps bug and issue tracking under one roof. Developers can collaborate on and release code, keeping an eye on each step via pull requests.
Cons of Backlog
- It offers an extensive set of features that are overwhelming to some users.
Breakdown of core features
With Backlog, users can choose how to envision work happening. They can see completed tasks and tasks that are currently in progress or need more attention through Gantt charts, burndown charts, or Boards. In addition, the software lets users get a better handle on project management by organizing all tasks, files, and feedback. Teams can visualize and prioritize work to finish important milestones on time.
Backlog’s bug and issue tracking tools simplify acquiring a high-level view of where every bug is at in the workflow for the entire team and managers. Plus, with the system’s living archive, every team member today and in the future can understand the software’s history, including all bugs and fixes.
The platform lets teams communicate and collaborate to get more work done with less confusion. Developers can keep track of code changes with Backlog’s version control. This feature enables users to organize, discuss, and keep tabs on work in a single location. Users can also have discussions in line with their code.
Backlog gives a clear view of all tasks that are due. Team members can identify the tasks they are behind on and what they need to work on next. Users can also see newly-assigned issues and get notifications when they’ve been mentioned in a comment and have a new pull request.
Managers can set issue due dates in Backlog to track, review, and inform team members of deadlines. Additionally, they can split up large parent tasks into manageable subtasks.
(Last updated on 04/01/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)